Admissions Process – Girls

We are currently accepting applications for:

Step 1: Apply

Admission to FBRA Girls

Our goal is to enroll students who demonstrate social, emotional, and intellectual attributes that will set them up for success and allow them to thrive at French Broad River Academy. Academic achievement and potential, like-mindedness with the school’s program and mission, and enthusiasm for the responsibilities that are shared by all students and families are criteria that help guide our admissions process.


Open House Sessions

Attending an Open House session is a wonderful way for parents to learn about our program first-hand. Prospective parents will tour classrooms, visit with current parents, and meet our director. Tours will begin at 9:00 am and last one-hour on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Monday, October 7th, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 CANCELED for campus move.  
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019CANCELED for campus move.  
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – Date tentative!  This open house will be held at our NEW location:  1420 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28804.  Please RSVP via email so that we may update you in the event of a date change. Thank you for your patience!

To RSVP for an upcoming Open House, email Admissions Coordinator

When to Apply

Admissions for the 2020/2021 School Year:  We begin accepting applications for the following school year in August. 

The Application Deadline is December 1, 2019.   All components of the application must be submitted by this date, including student visit, grades, test scores, and teacher referral. We encourage families to apply early as our capacity to field applicants is limited and we may not be able to accommodate those who apply later in the cycle.

After December 1st: Students whose applications are submitted after December 1st will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis, only as space permits.  Applicants who apply to a class that has already filled will be placed in a wait pool.

How to Apply

The admissions process consists of the following components:

  • The online application
  • Prospective Student Visit: a scheduled student “shadow” day on our campus. 
  • School records: standardized test scores and final report cards from the previous two years. 
  • Teacher recommendation: an online referral request will automatically be sent to the teacher of your choice when you submit your online application

The Prospective Student Visit

A required component of our application is an all-day student “shadow day.” We will contact you to schedule the shadow visit once we receive the online application. We schedule these visits on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and the applicant will have the opportunity to attend classes, take a swim assessment alongside one of our regularly scheduled swimming sessions, visit with an administrator, and complete assessments in reading, writing, and math. This day provides an engaging way for the applicant to get a feel for our program, teachers, and campus. We also schedule time at either drop-off or pick-up for an informal conference with the parents.  

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Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy

The French Broad River Academy for Girls admits female students of any race, color, creed, and national and ethnic origin to the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to the students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin in administration of academic policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, athletic and other school-administered programs. Admission is open to all female students who can be reasonably accommodated.

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